Modern Machine Shop

JUL 2018

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COMPETING IDEAS MMS JULY 2018 32 mmsonline.com Manufacturing Management STA SINGLE-USE THROW-AWAY Economical holders Compact yet rigid design 0° or 5° top rakes RQC RESHARPENABLE QUICK CHANGE Economical inserts 20-30 uses from 1 Insert Always on center after resharpening Great for part families Can also accept single-use inserts single-use inserts DIY MAKE YOUR OWN INSERTS Have control over your design and deliveries! We provide the insert blanks and EDM fixtures so you can make your own inserts in-house. 109 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT 06705 PHONE (203) 267-0130 FAX (203) 756-5489 www.sommatool.com The freedom to choose the holders and inserts that best suit your production requirements. We also offer a full line of dovetail and circular tool blanks. We can even supply them finished to your part print. SES SOMMA ENGINEERING SERVICES Our tool design engineers will design the inserts from the part prints you send us. We'll provide you with a PDF print and DXF file so you can start cutting your inserts immediatel inserts immediately. FREEDOM FORM TOOL FormToolFreedom.com Learn more at TM are not used to sitting in classrooms or being shown different tasks for long periods of time. Other employees who have achieved a higher level of education may be better suited to longer periods of training (hence the benefit of a trainer knowing something about those being trained) because they are more familiar with a classroom setting. In cases in which an external training resource must be used in full- day increments, multiple groups can be trained in portions of the day. An advantage of this short, frequent-training approach is that par- ticipants have the opportunity to apply some of what they learn between sessions. • Ensure that trainees can put their newly acquired skills to use quickly. Too often, employees attend training classes but then do not have the oppor- tunity to apply the skills they have learned. I can remember being a young manufacturing engineer and going to school to learn CNC programming for a machine that was not scheduled for delivery for three months. By the time the machine arrived, I had little recollection of the programming tech- niques I had "learned." On-the-job skills should be practiced as soon as possible, perhaps even the same day. Administrative skills should also be put to use quickly to ensure retention. Even opportu- nities for applying soft skills, like problem solving or lean techniques, should be planned shortly after the training is completed. Without refreshing or applying the skills we learn, they are substan- tially diminished after 60 days. Training is critical to a company increasing the skills of its workforce. Although time and effort must be expended, the above thoughts should help you get the results you need from your train- ing initiatives. AUTHOR | Wayne S. Chaneski Executive Director, Center for Manufacturing Systems New Jersey Institute of Technology VIDEO-BASED TRAINING This shop moves new hires to senior process engineers by completing company-specific stages of training. gbm.media/ pathway

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